China: Economic Growth Despite Water Shortages

Raleigh Addington
Raleigh Addington
editor at Chartwell Speakers

The article ‘High and Dry’ in today’s Financial Times describes the “devastating water shortages” in China which appear at odds with Beijing’s high spending. “In the face of China’s rapid economic expansion and growing presence on the global stage, it is often forgotten that the country is running out of water.”

Water scarcity is causing social, political and economic problems, which are becoming more urgent with the country’s rapid urbanisation; more than 300 million people are predicted to move into cities by 2030. Click here to read the article in full.

Many speakers are experts on relating issues:

Alex Bell is an expert on water stress and its consequences, particularly the economic and social impact of water shortages

Stanley Johnson is an expert on global environmental issues who has published ten books on the subject

Matt Ridley‘s book ‘The Rational Optimist’ (2010) takes on contemporary pessimism to argue that, in spite of disasters and reverses, the world has been getting better and better for humanity over the last two centuries

Laurence C. Smith is an advisor to Congress and the UN on climate change who gives science-based projections on how the world will look in the future

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